Curious about Contouring?

Curious about Contouring?

  Definition: Contouring is the art of using dark and light foundations creams and powders to shade and highlight the face and body to bring out and/or hide features.   “Makeup artists are like modern day sculptors when using highlighting and contouring techniques.” – Kim Basran     Makeup highlighting and contouring is something I learned over 15 years ago when I attended Blanche MacDonald for their Certified Makeup Artistry Program.  This was a technique at that time that was being used by professional makeup artists in films, editorial photography and high...

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Inspiring Brides

Inspiring Brides

  For this blog, I am going to start off with an email that my client Kamal sent me after her wedding. “When I started looking for a hair/makeup artist for my wedding, I wanted someone who could enhance her client’s beauty without overdoing it. I was looking for someone who was confident, knew what they were doing and had the credentials to back them up. Kim Basran not only met all of my criteria, she surpassed them. Kim went above and beyond! She doesn’t just do your makeup, she takes care of your entire look from head to toe and makes sure your hair, makeup, outfit,...

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Confident Bride

Confident Bride

I am so happy to write about Kam Dhak, a bride that hired me as her makeup artist this past summer. When Kam contacted me, she was interviewing different makeup artists and was overwhelmed at how to choose the right artist. She asked if she could have a trial makeup application done as she did not wear any makeup and really needed to have a trial done so she could feel confident with whom she was going to hire as her makeup artist. At the trial, Kam asked for less makeup and minimal colors numerous times. She had brought a family member with her to the trial who encouraged her to “listen...

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Kim Says

Kim Says

  Over the past 13 years, I have heard my client’s use the phrase “Kim says”. I would overhear them say things like: “Kim says Clinique eyeliner is the best” or “Kim says make sure you get your brows threaded three days before the wedding”. Initially, I found it very endearing and then I realized how flattering this really was. My clients see me as an expert in the world of makeup application, hair styling, styling and trends. They really value my opinion and expertise. Since I am passionate about makeup, hair and style trends and also very...

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Romantic Princess Bride!

Romantic Princess Bride!

  I had the pleasure of working with Shevonne this past weekend. Shevonne has been looking forward to this day for a long time and I had an opportunity to really collaborate with her over time to create a custom look for her –  to compliment both her personality and style. Shevonne put a lot of trust in my ability to come up with both her hair and makeup styles to suit her wedding attire. I would describe her look as a “romantic fairy princess” in Bollywood! Shevonne has a unique sense of style and loves to create her own modern take on a vintage look. I was inspired...

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Stunning Bride-Selena

Stunning Bride-Selena

Selena’s first hired me for her engagement and she was so happy that she immediately hired me for her wedding and reception. Selena is a natural beauty and normally wears only chapstick and moisturizer. She had so many compliments on her engagement, that it made her much more comfortable with giving me total freedom in creating looks for her and also guiding her on choosing her clothing and jewelry. She felt much more comfortable with me styling her as she knew that I was really listening to her needs and wants. I wanted to create a modern day Indian princess look with soft colors and...

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